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Award Notification:  Michelle Ryan (MA '15)

Featured in this video:  Michelle Ryan (MA '15)
Randolph, MA   |    Nov 13, 2015
Randolph High School

Michelle Ryan Named MA Milken Educator

Michelle Ryan, head of the social studies department at Randolph High School, is the kind of teacher who can turn a struggling student into a star performer. She’s dedicated to addressing education equity within the district and beyond and has implemented several strategies to give every student—regardless of race, gender and abilities—the same access to an outstanding education.

As part of her ongoing work with at-risk students, Ryan played a leading role in implementing a $35,000 Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Grant, which supported 50 students who sought an alternative route through high school. The grant helped the school create its first online courses, increase access to remedial instruction and more.

Ryan is adored by Randolph students and her elective classes are frequently at maximum capacity. The student body has named her “most entertaining teacher” and “most inspiring teacher” for the past four years.

Ryan believes strongly in supporting education and educators. "As a investing in education and in educators, we're really investing in the child," she told the Milken Educator Award team after her surprise notification.

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  • I just congratulate Michelle, and all the best in the future. Love you

    Posted by Marilyn Galloway , 21/11/2015 7:15pm (7 years ago)

  • I am so happy for Michelle Ryan. I always knew that she was an exceptional you lady. Keep up the great work.

    Posted by Chuck Christian , 15/11/2015 4:03pm (7 years ago)

  • CONGRATS MS. RYAN!!! It was so much fun watching your reaction when you found out that you won and all the students definitely had fun taking pictures with you afterwards. You definitely deserve this award. You take an ap psychology course and turn it into a class that I actually look forward to attending, which is saying something since I almost never look forward to classes in school.

    Posted by David Avrus, 13/11/2015 5:52pm (7 years ago)

  • Congratulations Michelle!! Randolph is grateful for your dedication to our children!

    Posted by LaDonna Christian , 13/11/2015 5:44pm (7 years ago)

  • I've known Michelle from birth and it her competitive drive, her intelligence, her work ethic & her faith that has gotten her this degree of recognition. As a teacher of 32 years, I am so proud to say that I know her & that she has brought integrity back to the profession. You deserve this acknowledgement, so enjoy it.

    Posted by Teresa Reaves, 13/11/2015 5:32pm (7 years ago)

  • Congrats Michelle!!!! This is awesome!

    Posted by Claudia O'Sullivan , 13/11/2015 11:08am (7 years ago)

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